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Woman finds out her boyfriend saved her life six years before they met

Woman finds out her boyfriend saved her life six years before they met

A man donated blood to save a random woman’s life 11 years ago, not knowing that the woman will one day become his girlfriend.

Lin Xiaofen was involved in a life-threatening accident 11 years ago in Taiwan. After the horrific crash, Lin was in a critical condition and doctors had to pump her with 10 pints of blood and two isolated platelets. She eventually recovered but was left with a disorder which meant she was in need of further blood donations.

A man named Lian Zhicheng was one of those who donated blood for Lin Xiaofen when she needed more blood years after her accident.

6 years later, when Lin moved to Hsinchu in north-west Taiwan, she met Lian and they felt an ‘instant connection’ and began dating. When she told her new boyfriend, a regular donor, about her accident and what happened after, Lian joked that he might have been the one who donated the blood that saved her life.

A few tests later, and the couple confirmed that in fact, Lian was one of the blood donors who had saved Lin years after her accident.

 

Woman finds out her boyfriend saved her life six years before they met

 

Talking about the accident which occured in 2008 and how she needed subsequent donations a few years later, Lian joked he was giving his blood at the time and whether she’d been given his.

So they checked the donor’s ID number with the staff at the station which took in the donation and confirmed that it was Lian.

Lin told Pear Video:

 

When they told me it was a Mr. Lian from Hsinchu, I felt surprised.

 

And Lian joked, asking the public to donate blood because ‘you might have a chance to save your future wife.’

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend’s wedding in Jigawa

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend

Two friends, Zaharadeen Hussaini Kaita and Saib Abbantea, were killed in a fatal accident on their way home after attending a friend’s wedding in Malam Madori local government area of Jigawa State. The third friend, Yusuf Dot Java was seriously injured and hospitalised.
Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend
The accident occurred along Ringim-Kano road. Zaharadeen Kaita was until his tragic death, a lecturer with Isa Kaita Polytechnic Katsina- while Java was a lecturer at Nuhu Bakalli Polytechnic Zaria.
See the last picture the three men took together at the wedding held on Saturday.
The groom, Babangida Isyaku, took to Facebook to pay tribute to the men and pray for the speedy recovery of the third. Also see posts by friends, family members and colleagues.

“Assalam. Thank you so much for attending my wedding. I hope you reach home safely. I really appreciate you for adding colour to my wedding. As for those that were unable to attend i thank you for the messages and prayers. However, i regret to announce the untimely exit of two of my friends who had a fatal accident on their way back home after the wedding (Zaharadeen Hussaini Kaita and Saib Abbantea (Isah Sani Birningwari)). they happen to be my good and close friends during my MSc at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. indeed this is a great lost and sad not only to their family members but including me. I always remember any time we spoke on phone the last question is ”when is your wedding day, in shaa Allah that day we must come to Mallam Madori”. I therefore, please solicit for your kind prayers, May their gentle soul rest in peace and may Jannatul firdausi be their final abode. as for Yusuf Dot Java i wish you speedy and quick recovery”

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend

Two Nigerian lecturers die, one injured in ghastly motor accident on their way home after attending a friend

Nnamdi Kanu alleges that Atiku is from Cameroon, tells his followers to boycott 2019 election

Nnamdi Kanu alleges that Atiku is from Cameroon, tells his followers to boycott?2019 election

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar is an “indigene” of Cameroon.

 

Kanu stated this on Saturday during his live broadcast from London, UK where he further blamed Atiku for the failure of Alex Ekwueme .

 

Kanu said: “some of you do not understand that the person behind the failure of Ekwueme in 1999 during PDP convention was Atiku. Do you know that Atiku Abubakar is from Cameroon? His area of Adamawa was in Cameroon”.

 

Kanu, however, warned Nigerians against voting in the forthcoming 2019 election. “By voting, all you are doing is perpetuating the misery of our people. To vote in the zoo means to endorse 1999 fraudulent constitution. By voting, all you are doing is perpetuating the misery of our people.” On calling off the referendum given to Biafrans to boycott the 2019 election, Kanu called on the government to sign the document given to them.

 

According to him, that is the only way the 2019 election would not be boycotted by Biafrans. “Those pressuring me to call off the election boycott know what to do, sign that document I gave to you and I will call off the election boycott, you know what the document contains.”

Rowan Atkinson “Mr Bean” to take a year off work to look after his young daughter

Rowan Atkinson "Mr Bean" to take a year off work to look after his young daughter

Rowan Atkinson, popularly known as Mr Bean, is taking a year off work to become a stay-at-home dad.

The 64-year-old actor who welcomed a daughter with his partner Louise Ford, 35, in December 2017, shocked friends when he told them that he is ‘going to take care of Baby Bean while Louise has the chance to concentrate on acting’.

 

Rowan Atkinson "Mr Bean" to take a year off work to look after his young daughter

 

Reacting to Mr Bean’s decision, a source close together actor said:

Rowan has a habit of surprising people – and he has done it again with this announcement.

He has said he will take a back seat from work to be with Isla, and this will obviously allow Louise to focus on her career which is going well.

 

Rowan already has a son Ben, 23, and a daughter, 21, from former wife Sunetra Sastry. He split from Sunetra in 2014, who cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in the divorce papers the following year.

Rowan and Louise began dating in 2014 after meeting on West End production Quartermaine’s Terms in 2012.

Cape Verde police arrest 11 Russian sailors with nine tonnes of cocaine

Cape Verde police arrest 11 Russian sailors with nine tonnes of cocaine

Police in the Atlantic archipelago of Cape Verde say they have seized nearly 10 tons of cocaine and arrested 11 Russian sailors aboard a vessel docked in the capital.

 

Authorities said the seizure represented the largest single drug haul in the island country’s history. Cape Verde, a group of islands off Africa’s west coast with a population of some 500,000, has long battled gangs trafficking Latin American cocaine to Europe through West Africa.

 

The Russian Embassy in Cape Verde said it had received information the Russian sailors will appear in court on February 2. The embassy said diplomats have been able to visit the crew.  Police officials said the 9.5 tons of cocaine were seized during the night after the ship docked at the port of Praia for legal reasons following the death of a crew member.

 

The vessel had been traveling to Morocco from South America.  Authorities said they were alerted by the Lisbon-based Maritime Analysis and Operation Center a body funded by seven EU countries that coordinates anti-drug-trafficking activities. The Russian-crewed vessel was registered in Panama, police said.